How to Open an AVCHD on MacOS


Shotcut newbie here. I downloaded Shotcut for MacOSX and started going through the tutorials and am stumbling a bit with opening video that I had taken on a Canon Vixia. It is an AVCHD file and when I click Open and select the file, I get a 'Failed to open ’ message. Can you please advise what steps I would need to take to ingest?

Shotcut Version number: Shotcut version 20.02.17
Operating System: OSX


AVCHD is supported and works. I see Kind says “AVCHD Collection” That is not a video file but some kind of bundle that macOS uses to hide details. You need to get the MTS files outside of this. Shotcut will not do that for you. Maybe this helps

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That does help - thanks so much!